After reading the sci-fi novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, I was inspired to write a short film telling the story of strangers meeting online and forming friendships. I wanted to explore a future where virtual reality had progressed to the point of looking, sounding, and feeling identical to real life. It was through this vision that I began writing "Open World".

Producing, directing, filming, and editing proved to be a huge undertaking with this project. Avoiding the perils of a one man army, I reached out to friends for help on crew. I found my cast members through CAZT studios located in Hollywood, CA. The talents of Troy Ford, Cadie Sexton, Elena Dizon, Akiko Morison, and Mike Hall were a beautiful blessing for this film.